2015 News Archive
Nanjing, China-A. O Smith’s operations in China recently won a series of awards organized by Kanzhun.com, a leading human resources web site in China.
Milwaukee, WI – After his return from Washington, D.C, The Water Council announced that its president and CEO, Dean Amhaus, participated in the opening “Technology as a Solution” panel for a roundtable at the White House focused on water innovation that was held on December 15th. David E J Garman PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor Water Technology R&D, Founding Dean School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee also attended the invite-only roundtable.
Veldhoven, NL—The employees of the A. O. Smith water heater plant in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, were recognized as the recipients of the A. O. Smith Chairman’s Green Star Award for resource conservation.
Franklin, Tenn.—APCOM’s flagship Franklin, Tenn., plant broke ground today for a 57,750 square foot addition, increasing the size of the facility by more than 40 percent.
Nanjing, China — Wei Ding, president of A. O. Smith-China, was awarded the “Meritorious Figure of China Household Appliance in 30 years” during the recent 2015 Summit and Gold Chip Awards Ceremony.
Milwaukee, Wisc. – Marquette University and A. O. Smith Corporation have agreed to lead a top-level national initiative aimed at ensuring the continued global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. Focusing on water and manufacturing, the initiative will develop a sector study that includes evaluating the use and re-use of water, the energy-water nexus, identifying water-use related risk and highlighting new technologies for water use efficiency, in addition to exploring policies for water-manufacturing and energy across the United States.
One million men and women are expected to transition out of the military and into the civilian workforce over the next four years, according to Hire Heroes USA, a non-profit dedicated to finding jobs for veterans. Veterans bring a special set of skills and experiences to everything that they do. Because of this, A. O. Smith is planning to recognize veterans at its facilities all over the nation on Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day.
Ashland City, Tenn.— A. O. Smith has taken its design and industry expertise and applied it to a mobile app that will revolutionize the process of selecting the right residential water heater.
Ashland City, Tenn. – Water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith and its family of brands will introduce consumer financing designed to give plumbing contractors a competitive advantage.
Milwaukee, Wis.—Water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced record third quarter net earnings of $73.6 million or $0.82 per share compared with $50.6 million or $0.56 per share last year. Third quarter 2014 earnings included after-tax non-operating pension costs of $2.9 million or $.03 per share.
Milwaukee, Wisc.—The A. O. Smith Foundation celebrated its diamond anniversary this week by recognizing four community partners that have been associated with A. O. Smith for a combined total of 265 years.
Franklin, Tenn.—A. O. Smith’s main parts facility, APCOM, in Franklin, Tennessee recently hosted Williamson County’s Fairview High School students on Manufacturing Day, October 2, 2015. Manufacturing Day is an event that is being promoted throughout the country to highlight careers in manufacturing.
Milwaukee, Wis.-Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.19 per share.
Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation will release its third quarter 2015 financial results before the market opens on Oct. 21 and has scheduled an investor conference call at 10:00 a.m. (EDT)
Ashland City, Tenn. – A. O. Smith has announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling related studies.
Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation today announced the recipients of company-sponsored merit scholarships. The 25 recipients are students in the United States, China, Mexico, and the Netherlands.
Franklin, Tenn.—The Mike Grace golf tournament, hosted by A. O. Smith's parts division, APCOM, will be held on Sept. 14 at the Forrest Crossing Golf Course in Franklin, Tenn. All proceeds will directly support the Mike Grace Scholarship Fund, which helps graduating high school seniors continue on to pursue higher education.
Veldhoven, The Netherlands — In June 2015 Amsterdam was named the second-most bike friendly city in the world by Wired magazine. In fact, the entire country is known for their avid cyclists. With so many people who bike daily, those who chose to do it professionally are highly regarded.
Florence, Ky. — A. O. Smith’s Protective Coatings plant in Florence, Ky., recently broke ground on its first expansion since opening the facility in 1984.
Milwaukee, Wis. —A. O. Smith Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, John Kita is being recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as their 2015 CFO of the Year in the Publicly Held Companies category.
Ashland City, Tenn. - A. O. Smith and the Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce presented teacher grants at the Cheatham County School District’s County Wide Kickoff.
Milwaukee, Wisc.—The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras has announced A. O. Smith Chairman and CEO, Ajita Rajendra, has received a Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2015.
Ashland City, TN – Water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith is launching the next generation of its Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump water heaters — units that could save consumers $437 a year or more compared with standard electric water heaters. The improved line includes 50-, 66- and 80-gallon versions of the increasingly popular Voltex residential heat pump water heater.
Florence, Ky.—A. O. Smith Corporation today presented the employees of the Protective Coatings Division in Florence, Ky., with the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award for 2014.
Milwaukee, Wis.—Water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced record second quarter net earnings of $71.1 million or $.79 per share on record second quarter sales of $653.5 million. Net earnings in the quarter ended June 30, 2014, were $57.3 million or $.63 per share, which included after-tax non-operating pension costs of $3.0 million or $.03 per share.
Milwaukee, Wis.— Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.19 per share on the company’s Common Stock and Class A Common Stock.
Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) will release its second quarter 2015 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, July 23, and has scheduled an investor conference call to follow at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).
Ashland City, Tenn. — The Cheatham County School District recently received a donation from the A. O. Smith Foundation for the district’s balanced literacy program.
Bangalore, India—Global water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation has named Parag Kulkarni as Managing Director of its A. O. Smith Water Products Pvt. Ltd. operations in Bangalore.
Milwaukee, Wis. — Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) recently established the 1973 Society to recognize the extraordinary support from supporters who have given $50,000 or more to support WLC’s mission since founding the college. Since 1989 the A. O. Smith Foundation has supported the WLC.
Milwaukee, Wis.—Water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced record first quarter net earnings of $58.4 million or $.65 per share on record first quarter sales of $618.5 million.
Fergus, ON —Jayne MacKenzie, an employee at A. O. Smith’s facility in Fergus, Ontario, Canada, is Centre Wellington’s 2015 Citizen of the Year. The announcement was made earlier this week, and MacKenzie will be honored at a special ceremony on May 14 in Fergus.
Milwaukee, Wis.—Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.19 per share.
Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) will release its first quarter financial results before the market opens on Friday, April 24, and has scheduled an investor conference call at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).
Fergus, ON—A check presentation event was held March 20 by Centre Wellington (CW) Hydro at A. O. Smith Enterprises Ltd. headquarters and distribution facility in Fergus to showcase how the saveONenergy RETROFIT PROGRAM makes it possible for commercial organizations to install and benefit from newer, more energy-efficient solutions that will help businesses operate more efficiently and improve their bottom line.
Milwaukee, Wis. —Through her passion of serving the Greater Milwaukee community, raising a family, and having great pride in her professional role and company, it is no surprise Assistant General Counsel, Anza D’ Antonio, has made the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list for 2015.
Milwaukee, Wis.—In celebration of 60 years of community service, the A. O. Smith Foundation is marking 2015 as the diamond jubilee. The foundation has provided over $37 million in financial support to worthwhile community organizations, institutions, and programs since 1955.
Bangalore, India—Dr. Neeraj Gupta, head-engineering of A. O. Smith India Water Products Private Limited has been appointed as a director on the board of Water Quality Association-India.
Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced record sales of $2.36 billion and net earnings of $207.8 million, or $2.28 per share, for 2014 compared with $169.7 million, or $1.83 per share the previous year.
Milwaukee, Wis.— Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today approved a 27 percent increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend to $.19 per share.
Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) will release its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, Jan. 27, and has scheduled an investor conference call to follow at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time).